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These Filipinas use their passion to empower marginalized women

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Three Filipina changemakers share their inspirational journeys in making it their mission to empower women and provide them with more opportunities in the face of discrimination, violence, and gender inequality

Photos from Djonald Andrade, Atilano's Instagram account, and Rappler

Robredo: 'Empower one woman and she will raise others with her'

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:05 PM

'This is our vision: Women rising together...chipping away at barriers together,' says Vice President Leni Robredo at an event marking Women's Month

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke about the importance of empowering women and girls as we face the new decade, during her keynote address at the SPARK! Philippines #Women2020 Summit, held Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Samsung Hall, SM Aura, in Taguig City.   In her remarks, VP Leni underscored the necessary task of women helping other women, especially those in the margins of society. "The only way to be strong as women is to be strong together," she said. "When we pull each other up, when we lend each other our strength, when we each realize that it takes every one of us to hammer away at the ceiling so it may finally crash—that is when we truly succeed." (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)